Friday, July 11, 2014

Summer Fun Friday: Camping

Happy Friday, friends!! So sorry things have been a little quiet around these parts but we have been traveling on our little family getaway!

We spent about 5 days driving across the US to eventually find our way at Grandma and Grandpa's house. 

One of the big things on our summer bucket list was a family camping trip. Now honestly, this was a ridiculous amount of work. I probably over-prepared but I did not want to be stuck having to buy something or find a last minute hotel room. 

Just about a week ago, we loaded up our van and headed out. The plan was one long driving day, one medium driving day, camp two days, one super long driving day and make it to our destination in Kansas City. 

While I had my plan, I also knew we might need to adjust it...and sure enough we did.  We ended up taking two days to drive from Colorado because our parents ended up having a huge storm with many trees down in their country yard and they needed an extra day to get it cleared up. 

Camping was awesome. We spent two nights at a campground just outside of Woodland Park, Colorado. It was exactly what we wanted...quiet, had beautiful views, was close enough to town that a trip to the grocery store was easy enough and there was a lake within a mile. 

Honestly, it was perfection. It was just what we needed to reconnect as a family. As a kid, we camped every summer and I have amazing memories from those trips. It was my hope that we could help create those memories for our kids.

Watching them run through the woods, playing Star Wars, discovering the awesomeness of living outside, picking flowers, exploring the lake, digging in the dirt, and gathering at the fire.

Two days was not long enough. I can't wait to take them again!! 

So how has your summer bucket list been coming along?

Leave a comment and let me know what you've been up to!!

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  1. Jessica (fjbunny)July 14, 2014 at 5:25 AM

    Mandy, I loved reading this post! Even better that I got to meet you on your adventure! Camping is such a great family activity...we both know this. I hope you get to check more off of your bucket list while visiting family. :)

    1. Thanks, Jessica!! I loved meeting you and Kiefer :-)

  2. What gorgeous outdoor photos! Wow!

    Happy Summer!